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Jamaica security on high alert

Regional 30 Mar, 2021 Follow News

Jamaican security resources are severely stretched

Jamaica’s coronavirus measures are not going well which resulted in the National Security Ministry releasing a statement saying the security forces are on high alert to enforce stringent covid measures.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness-chaired a National Security Council on Thursday where the government decided to enforce three weekends of lockdowns which started on Saturday at noon until Monday 5am.

Holness instructed that the measures be strictly enforced. The matter of crime was also on the agenda at the security council meeting.

"The Government reiterated its stance on ridding the country of guns, gangs and dons," said a ministry spokesperson. Holness reportedly received a comprehensive brief and operation update on security matters and hotspots and advised on the potential for escalation given the current volatility in some areas. He directed that additional resources be deployed in these areas to keep the peace.

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